Temporal branches of the facial nerve

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Temporal branches of the facial nerve
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Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves (labeled at center bottom, sixth from bottom, as "Temporal")
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The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck (temporal labeled at center, between eye and ear.)
Details
Latin Rami temporales nervi facialis
From
Facial nerve
Identifiers
Gray's p.905
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12692272
TA A14.2.01.109
FMA FMA:53291
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The temporal branches of the facial nerve (frontal branch of the facial nerve) crosses the zygomatic arch to the temporal region, supplying the auriculares anterior and superior, and joining with the zygomaticotemporal branch of the maxillary nerve, and with the auriculotemporal branch of the mandibular nerve.

The more anterior branches supply the frontalis, the orbicularis oculi, and corrugator supercilii, and join the supraorbital and lacrimal branches of the ophthalmic. The temporal branch acts as the efferent limb of the corneal reflex.

Testing the temporal branches of the facial nerve[edit]

To test the function of the temporal branches of the facial nerve, a patient is asked to frown and wrinkle his or her forehead.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.